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Suspect in Lawrence Subway armed robbery still unidentified

April 15, 2014

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Police are still looking for a man who robbed a Lawrence Subway at gunpoint Monday morning.

Sgt. Trent McKinley, a Lawrence Police spokesman, said the suspect remained unidentified as of late Tuesday morning. On Monday, Lawrence police described the suspect as a black male from 23 to 35 years old and wearing a "Carhartt-type jacket" and a black baseball cap with a red brim.

The robbery occurred around 7 a.m. at the restaurant's 1601 W. 23rd St. location. As a clerk prepared to open the store, a man walked in and pulled out a pistol, demanding money. McKinley said that the man entered the store through its north door and exited through the west side of the store after taking cash and the clerk's cellphone. McKinley said attempts to locate the phone have so far been unsuccessful.

The suspect immediately turned south and fled through a breezeway adjacent to Pizza Shuttle, McKinley said. From there, McKinley said, the man's direction and mode of travel is unknown.

"At that hour, few businesses in that immediate area were open," McKinley said. McKinley added that police have not yet located anyone who spotted the suspect fleeing.

Police are asking anyone with information to call the Lawrence Police Department at 832-7509 or the TIPS Hotline at 843-TIPS(8477).

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